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Mama Africa

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178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (51 reviews)
“wild game” (41 reviews)
“game meat” (37 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This is a lively venue. African artifacts are neatly placed to authenticate the experience; and ostrich greets you at the dining room entrance and an illuminated crocodile hangs overhead on one wall; a band plays in the back room. Tables are comfortable and the wait...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Try the African game animal mixed grill plate! Beware of the wine of the house. The music and the atmosphere is very genuine. Desserts are very tasty.

Thank Balázs D
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This place was so much fun, there was a really great vibe in the place, and it was not as much as tourisy as I thought it would be. I mean, they definitely play up that side of it, but the food was delicious and...More

Thank CK_Aussie_girl
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Had a nice bobotie there with some drinks. I didn't need to book a table as I went by lunch time on a Thursday. Food and environment were good. The service was good although I think they should maybe hire one more person to make...More

1  Thank vantrips2018
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is a reall lively place in Long Street, right in the centre of Cape Town. Food is well cooked, and the portions are huge. It's a good place to try local ingredients such as ostrich, springbok and kudu, and the sevrice is friendly and...More

Thank Backenhamgirl
Reviewed 8 March 2018

The "authentic African experience" the restaurant promises made us skeptical, but considering the high prices we thought Mama Africa's take on African foods might be tasty. Alas, both of the main courses we ordered were disappointing: the prawns in the prawn curry were rubbery and...More

3  Thank ProfessorAzania
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Very poor service. The meal did not meet the accustomed standard for an authentic African meal. We had been in the past and decided to give another try. Wish we had gone elsewhere.

1  Thank DrBruno3
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The place to go for a lovely performance and a terrible Kudu steak. Steak was too well done and we didn’t even ask for that! The portion is so small, but the Bollywood Cafe around the corner offers good choices if you’re still not full....More

1  Thank SuzieSelman
Reviewed 5 March 2018

When to Mama Africa last month with a friend and my daughter. We were very disappointed with the service and the food. Myself and my friend had a bad stomach the next day. Will not be returning or recommend.

1  Thank tldolby
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Visited this restaurant again after several years. Food still excellent. Staff excellent! Good experience of African cuisine for international visitors. Pricey, but still reasonably good value for money if you include the experience and ambience. Highly recommended!

Thank OddNob
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Response from Roanthedog | Reviewed this property |
The menu is varied - a la carte, not prix fixe. We chose the game platter so we could try the different kinds of meat but their menu offers a variety of choices. Regardless what the dinner costs in Rand, keep in mind that a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 1017
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